Behold The Psychedelic Glory Of Jack Kirby's Argo Art, In Color At Last

Last month, Heavy Metal magazine announced it would be bringing color versions of Jack Kirby’s iconic Lord of Light (and later Operation Argo) art to print the very first time. Before that happens though, io9 is proud to reveal some of the images — as well as how you can get your hands on prints of it at SDCC this… »6/19/15 5:24pm6/19/15 5:24pm


See Jack Kirby's Incredible Argo Art In Color For The First Time

Comics legend Jack Kirby is responsible for some of the most iconic comic book creations of all time, and some of it helped to smuggle six Americans out of Iran as part of Operation Argo. Now you’ll finally get a chance to see this artwork in color for the first time, courtesy of Heavy Metal’s August issue. »5/25/15 12:30pm5/25/15 12:30pm

If you're not watching Warehouse 13, you're kind of a bad person

We're not judging or anything, but yeah — if you're not watching Warehouse 13, then your soul is probably in mid-decay. And you're part of why we can't have nice things. Tonight's midseason opener is a pretty good jumping-on point for all things Warehouse, too. Plus check out our guide to all the rest of the week's… »4/29/13 12:00pm4/29/13 12:00pm

Argo is a fantastic movie about a time when we all thought science fiction could set us free

Ben Affleck's nearly perfect new movie Argo plays with contrasts quite a lot. Again and again, the fake space opera film that the CIA is creating in Affleck's film is juxtaposed with depressing real-life events, like the Iranian hostage crisis and America's Carter-era malaise. Affleck takes the then-brand new myth of … »10/12/12 12:00pm10/12/12 12:00pm

The Biggest Science Fiction Movie Hoaxes (and Scams) of All Time

In Argo, which opens tomorrow, Ben Affleck reconstructs the real-life story of how a CIA operative created a fake science fiction movie to get some diplomats out of Iran. But that's not the only science fiction movie in history that turned out to be a hoax, or a scam. Or a tax shelter. »10/11/12 3:05pm10/11/12 3:05pm

10 Reasons to be Excited About Pop Culture This Fall

There are just four months and change left to 2012 — and even if we don't get destroyed by a solar Maya neutrino asteroid, we'll still end the year with a bang. The final third of 2012 is going to be an exciting time to be a science fiction and fantasy lover — with tons of brilliant movies, must-watch television, plus… »8/17/12 3:15pm8/17/12 3:15pm

First Trailer for Argo, About the Fake Science Fiction Movie that Saved 6 People from a Hostage Crisis

In 1979, 66 Americans were taken hostage when the US embassy was attacked in Tehran, for 444 days. But six American diplomats avoided capture, and were later smuggled out of the country thanks to a fake science fiction movie called Argo and the help of legendary makeup artists John Chambers (Star Trek, Planet of the… »5/08/12 3:53pm5/08/12 3:53pm